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Needed a second Smart electric like I needed a hole in my head, but it was really hard to pass up the deal. I believe I got the last new 2014 in the US and I believe I got the last 451 cabriolet in the US.

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So does that mean, if you hook the two together, you increase the range by a factor of 2 plus double the seating capacity? Congrats on the purchase. The cabrio is the way to go!!!
 

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Len, CONGRATULATIONS!

Glad that you bought that NEW and rare MY14 ED cabrio - you saved me and my bank account from myself.
 

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Glad that you bought that NEW and rare MY14 ED cabrio...


Tom, you prompted a question I've been wondering about... does anyone know what percentage of the MY 2014-16 EDs were Cabrios (either approximately or precisely)?

I see ED coupes around here regularly, but seldom a Cabrio.
 

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Congrats! I have to admit wanting a cabrio early on in my search but am glad I got just a regular coupe. I'd be curious about details also. I didn't see your cabrio advertised as being on sale anywhere when I was looking.


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I started casually looking for a second Smart after Steve got paid to "buy" one. :) I figured if I could get one for a few thousand bucks, I'd have a hard time passing that up. So I started scouring dealer websites. Found the ones in Oxnard, one in Portland, one in MD and several in NJ. The dealer I bought mine from had three new electrics (one 2014 cabriolet and two 2015 coupes) listed in their used car database. Why, I'm not sure - maybe their program doesn't allow them to call anything a new car if it's more than two model years old? Mine is definitely new and never titled though. Got a copy of the Certificate of Origin.

So after getting laughed at and doing some dickering, I ended up getting this one for $11,500 delivered to my driveway in NC - no dealer document/dealer prep fees either. So with the federal tax credit, it ends up costing me $4K. I can live with that.

We have used our coupe for probably 90% of our driving and that will only go up now and also keep the miles down a little on the coupe. And they both fit in one garage bay - sort of. :)

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Very nicely done! I thought, from reading the comments after Steven got his, that there were many others ready to jump on basically the same deal. So when MB of Oxnard lowered their prices, I jumped on it without even trying to negotiate, thinking they would go fast. In the end, I didn't end up paying any fees either but I did pay to transport it up here. You got a way better deal than me but I'm still very happy with what I paid. And I'm still surprised the other two haven't sold - I guess it was more wishful talking than actual readiness to buy, and if I had known demand would be slim, I would have bargained hard just on principle.

Enjoy your new Smart!


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